African Plant Database

Satyrium ecalcaratum Schltr.
Protologue : Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912 (1916)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 4-35 cm tall; tubers ellipsoid, 0,8-1,6x0,7-0,9 cm; stem leafy; leaves 4-6, the lowermost sheath-like, the next 2 borne near stem base, spreading, ovate, 3,5-7x1,7-3,5 cm, the uppermost bract-like; inflorescence pyramidal, 2-6x1,5-2,5 cm, densely 8-15-flowered; flowers deep pink or greenish; bracts ovate-lanceolate, erect, 6-15 mm long; ovary 4-7 mm long; sepals and petals projecting forwards; dorsal sepal oblong, c. 4x2 mm; laterals slightly shorter and wider; petals lanceolate, c. 3-4x2 mm; lip obovoid, 4-5x c. 5 mm, hooded, mouth wide; spurs absent.
Ecology : Grassland; lava outcrops; volcanic ash; ericaceous shrub; under rocks in moss and humus; 2400-3600 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 226
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